The President of the republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo was at the Global Education Summit held in London on 29th July, 2021 and he layed some strong emphasis on the financing of tertiary education in Ghana.
President Nana Akufo Addo has promised to ensure that Ghanaian students get access to free education in public universities by the end of his tenure as President.
He made this known at the Global Education Summit held in London on Thursday, July 29, 2021, adding that making tertiary education free would grant more people access to education just like the Free SHS programme.
In his delivery he said,
“For now, what has been put in place is a system where students at the tertiary level are provided loans while in school to help them cater for their needs, but we’re considering free tertiary education too,” he said.
He noted that the Free SHS policy has driven up Ghana’s budget for the education sector and that there are plans to invest more in the initiative
He stated: “It’s one of the highest on the continent, and we intend to ramp it up even more.”
As the news broke online earlier today, many took to applaud the this new development but several critics are of the view that this initiative is a copied improvement from the 2020 campaign promises of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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